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Grateful Dead Live at St. Paul Auditorium on 1973-02-17

Set 1

The Promised Land
He's Gone
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
Wave That Flag
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Beat It On Down The Line
Loose Lucy
Me And Bobby McGee
Stella Blue
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Playing In The Band

Set 2

Row Jimmy
Big River
You Ain't Woman Enough
Here Comes Sunshine ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away
One More Saturday Night

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue St. Paul Auditorium
Location St. Paul, MN

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat -> CD D
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info: The following songs are patched from SBD->?->Cassette->CD
Bird Song, BIODTL, Loose Lucy, Me And Bobby McGee & Stella Blue

-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the patch source
-- Some pops and level problems fixed with Cool Edit Pro v2.0
-- This still isn't perfect, but it's a lot better and complete


Reviewer: c-freedom - - February 8, 2015
Subject: Anyone who sings a tune so sweet, is passing by
What a treat to get a He's Gone so early in the show.
Bobby's voice very strong for Looks Like Rain and later on Me & Bobby McGee (like Jerry's backing vocals on Bobby McGee)
A nice Bird Song in the 1st set goes right along with every other tune from this era in just having a very laid back sound.
I had worn out my tape of Dane Coliseum back in the day so it good to hear another show from this Winter tour.
Not sure what else you would want from Loose Lucy it is not a particularly profound tune but it has a nice Chuck Berry type rhythm to it.
How would you distinguish the best LUCY ever? This one seems just fine as far as I can tell.
Stella Blue in 1st set . (Yes it works and it would have helped this tune out in the later years to not always have been slotted in the post drumz Jerry ballad slot.) Well anyway Jerry's vocals here are nothing short of amazing.
El Paso -Bob has this one down!
T.L.E.O -another instant classic Dead tune always loved to hear this at a show. A song with built in good vibes.
Playing-This song just worked as a 1st set closer but in later years it hardly ever appeared in the 1st set which is too bad because it is such an open ended tune it primes everyone for the 2nd set with it's wide open exploration that comes back to earth with the Playin' reprise.
Nice Truckin to open Second Set followed by the always mellow Row Jimmy.
This show seems to get slowed down by onstage sound issues. Dane has a stronger Second set but this is still very sweet.
Donna just slays me with YOU AIN'T WOMAN ENOUGH and sounds fine on HERE COMES SUNSHINE!
A whiplash transition into China> Rider.
What warmth this must have brought to the twin cities in February.
Reviewer: peteywheatstraw - - October 15, 2014
Subject: GREAT 73 SHOW
i give the sound a 4 and the show a 4. I love 73 shows, Jerry's playing was soulful and lilting and they had only 1 drummer which i prefer. The only draw back is donna was in the band in 73. The here comes sunshine is well rehearsed and tight. Well worth taking the time to add to your collection.
Reviewer: njpg - - February 17, 2012
Subject: Pretty good show.
Great recording.
Reviewer: severedhead - - June 20, 2011
Subject: What a great tape
Hey Gang

This was my favorite tape when I was a kid. Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, and China Rider. I must have listened to this show two hundred times. What a treat to hear it again and being a Charlie Miller mix is just awesome.
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - January 31, 2011
Subject: Good Show
Very good sound.
I find myself listening to '73 shows more and more. This, while it isn't the best of the year, is a fun, lively show with decent song selections. I especially like the early versions of TLEO with that funky beat. Loose Lucy, on the other hand, still needed a bit of work. The low point for me were the choruses on Sunshine... painful, Donna, just painful.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - December 29, 2008
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" February 17, 1973 at the St. Paul Auditorium, St. Paul MN, U.S.A.
5<----------Over all Rating

5 Stars for mix
5 Stars for recording
5 Stars for Performance
5 Stars for Charlie Miller & Matt Smith

As with almost all GRATEFUL DEAD shows on the IA including this show, I recommend using your equalizer during playback for optimal sound. The Internet Archive recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading for users of Windows XP.

Very "Classy" show from 1973. Download worthy, dont' miss it.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection. Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll surely be sorry.

The GRATEUFL DEAD are very well rehearsed. They perform effortlessly and flawlessly. Wow! St. Paul got real lucky this night...I wish I was at this GRATEFUL DEAD show.

Twentyeight songs to take your troubles away. If you listen to this show from begining to end it will make you feel better.

Bill Graham knew these guys were something very special. How he knew is a mystery, maybe it was the ticket sales?


I think Donna actually sings "You Ain't Woman Enough" better than Loretta Lynn. And that is sayin' something. I love Loretta Lynn, and I am sure Donna does too.

This is a "MUST HAVE" show for collectors of 1973 GRATEUFL DEAD shows. Download it for your acrhive.

Eat, Drink, be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the Love.

PS: Thank you Mr. Miller and Mr. Smith. Along with the GRATEFUL DEAD, and the Internet Archive You've changed the world. I am in awe. Keep up the good work. We are looking forward to seeing/hearing more of your talent/work in the future.

It's nice to know there are people like Charlie Miller and Matt Smith in the world. Charlie, Matt you make the world a better place to live in man, you know that?
Reviewer: robifi the prophet - - July 15, 2008
Subject: Strong 73 show
Minus the occasional technical difficulties, this is a great show. Some highlights are the more upbeat version of Row Jimmy, great Here Comes Sunshine>China/Rider. Nice setlist and fun show!
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Source: AUD: Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > Sony TC-D5M > Sony UCXS90 (1st set) & TDK MA90 (2nd set) with no Dolby. Set up last row of floor far right (stage left) side.
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Source: Recorded By B.R. And Mr. Currier Recorded From The OTS; AKG451 With Shotguns>AKG 9V Phantom Power Box>Sony TCD-D10 (Rob Berger's)> Sony TCD-D10>(B.R.'s Patch); Mr. Currier's Cassettes
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